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Honeywell Lyric T6 smart thermostat will make your home toasty warm when you’re on your way home

Honeywell Lyric T6 smart thermostat will make your home toasty warm when you’re on your way home

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Honeywell has launched the Lyric T6, the latest in its range of connected thermostats, joining the evohome and and Single Zone. The new model has Apple HomeKit integration meaning you can control it using your voice and Siri, or through Apple’s Home... >>

Hive takes on Philips Hue with colour changing light bulbs

Hive takes on Philips Hue with colour changing light bulbs

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Hive, the smarthome subsidiary of British Gas, launched its first Active Lights back in June, instantly making it a major smarthome player. The ability to control heating and lighting from one app and using one hub makes it incredibly simple and accessible.... >>

Sofas are now getting smart and can be controlled with ROM’s Aladin app

Sofas are now getting smart and can be controlled with ROM’s Aladin app

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Our homes are getting smarter and smarter by the day, we’ve seen smart plugs, smart coffee machines and smart thermostats. One area we thought perhaps couldn’t be made smart though is the sofa. British sofa company ROM has different ideas though and... >>

Eve Energy lets you control any mains-powered device by talking to Siri

Eve Energy lets you control any mains-powered device by talking to Siri

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The Elgato Eve Energy is the company’s latest product in the Eve family of products that work with Apple’s HomeKit connected platform and lays claim to being the world’s first HomeKit-enabled switch and can control any mains-powered device. Apple... >>

Google Home speaker will likely cost a lot less than Amazon Echo

Google Home speaker will likely cost a lot less than Amazon Echo

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Google is going to take on Amazon Echo in two weeks when it unveils a similar, voice-activated speaker that costs significantly less. According to Android Police, the Mountain View, CA-based company plans to launch a speaker called Google Home during... >>

Apple working on Amazon Echo-like device to control your home through Siri

Apple working on Amazon Echo-like device to control your home through Siri

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Apple reportedly has plans to make its own voice controlled speaker or device, much like Amazon Echo, in order to control your smarthome kit through Siri voice control. It has allegedly been working on the project for more than two years, which explains... >>

Canary spreads its wings with Flex outdoor security camera

Canary spreads its wings with Flex outdoor security camera

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Canary first launched its current indoor security camera in 2014, promising full HD video recording and to warn you of any activity inside your home, recording it at the same time. But the first Canary cam can only be used indoors, but now there’s a... >>

Amazon Echo UK pre-order discount gives Prime members £50 off, but be quick

Amazon Echo UK pre-order discount gives Prime members £50 off, but be quick

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Amazon has just announced that it is launching its home-controlling speaker, the Amazon Echo, in the UK, following its popular reception in the US over the past 12 months. To sweeten the deal, there's a discount being offered for Prime members who get... >>

White Amazon Echo in pictures, get it for £50 off

White Amazon Echo in pictures, get it for £50 off

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Along with finally announcing the Amazon Echo for the UK, the retail giant revealed a new colour scheme that is also new for the US. Previously, the Amazon Echo voice-controlled speaker and smarthome system only came in black, and while that still looks... >>

Hive confirms compatibility with Amazon Echo for voice controlled heating and lighting

Hive confirms compatibility with Amazon Echo for voice controlled heating and lighting

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Amazon today confirmed that the Amazon Echo is coming to the UK, powered by its onboard smart agent Alexa. Announcing a range of partnerships, one of the more interesting for the UK is Hive, the smarthome offshoot of British Gas.  Hive has confirmed... >>